by Amanda Geronikos
Costa Rica’s Tortuga Lodge is an intimate hotel, with just 27 guestrooms. Some rooms feature balconies with views of the lush rain forest. The hotel also has an onsite restaurant, pool, and complimentary Wi-Fi; note that there is no air conditioning, however. The highlight of a visit to this hotel is the chance to get up close with wildlife, including macawas, iguanas, and of course, turtles.
Our Editor Loves
- Intimate lodge
- Wildlife sightings
- Local cuisine
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
We all were very impressed with Tortuga Lodge and Gardens, the accommodations were great, the food was excellent, service staff were amazing and the resort as a whole was truly enjoyable. Jungle sounds that we do not hear in Utah could be heard every morning.
We walked out into the jungle with monkeys, birds and reptiles every where to truly experience the wild. We went out daily for Tarpon fishing with an excellent crew of fishing guides. I highly recommend the kayak tour, only took a few hours, worth every penny!
We saw more wildlife from the pool than almost anywhere else in the country, including resident iguanas, 20 species of birds, 3 kinds of monkeys and even a snake and caiman (both small and not scary).